The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg

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An episode of The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg

By Rob Lundberg
The audio arm of Christian apologist and Bible teacher, Rob Lundberg. Rob is a is blogger, writer, equipper, and public speaker. For four years in his mid to late teenage years, he spent time as an apathetic skeptic. During those years he did a careful investigation of the historical, philosophical and empirical underpinnings of the major religious worldviews, and put them up against the Christian faith and found that the Christian faith can answer the questions of the longings of the heart and mind, and point people to the validity and truth of the Christian gospel.
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The Real Issue Podcast Is Marty Sampson's "Faith Crisis" Indicative of the Anti-intellectualism in the Church?
With the event's of this past week in the Christian world, Rob asks a question, Is Marty Sampson's faith crisis an indicator of a larger problem in the church? What ever happened to the Great Commandment and what put the church "behind the Eight Ball" in engaging the culture? Rob tackles the idea of anti-intellectualism as relates the current events this week and gives eight reasons on why anti-intellectualism damages the affect/effect the church in America and in the West has on the respective cultures.  Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and J Warner Wallace. Opening scores from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musicks": Song: "Ancient Wing" If you have any questions on the material from this show, you can find more information at https://roblundbergapologetics.com/2017/07/09/anti-intellectualism-in-the-american-church-is-not-a-spiritual-gift/
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August 19, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: The Cosmic Chaos of New Age Science
When you think of the New age worldview, one might think of karma and pantheism. But when it comes to science in the New Age worldview, we are also not to consider naturalistic evolution though the new age wants to borrow from a macro evolution. The main pursuit in the spiritual evolution is a new consciousness that redefines man's condition, and who Jesus is. There is nothing compatible with the Biblical worldview. Find out why in this show on the cosmic chaos of new age science. Commercials from "The One Minute Apologist" Music from Kerry Livgren, "One of Several Possible Musicks," "Ancient Wing." If you have any questions that may come up, email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
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August 12, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: The Bankruptcy of New Age Ethics' Moral Relativism
Brad Pitt declares, “It’s taking everything you’ve learned from your parents and school and finding out what works for you and what you have to offer. The important question is, ‘What feels right for you?’” Shirley MacLaine reminds us, “It [is] not possible to judge another’s truth.” Such is the mantra of the ethics of the New Age (Cosmic Humanism) worldview. While there seems to be nothing new under the Sun with relativism, the New Age puts a karmic spin that needs to be responded to, and Rob does just that. What about karma and is it compatible with Christianity? Rob responds to this as well in this episode of The Real Issue Podcast. If you have any questions, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. You will also want to check out the article on Christians and karma in Karma and the Biblical Worldview found at Rob's website Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from "One of Several Possible Musicks Mid program commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway with Craig Hazen from Talbot Theological Seminary.
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August 5, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What is the Philosophy Behind the New Age?
A theology cannot escape the undergirding philosophy behind it. That is the case with all religions and all religious worldviews. While the New Age does not have a central figure, there common points that Rob draws ranging from epistemology, ontology and metaphysics. What is the philosophy of this New Age worldview? Rob answers this question an a whole lot more in this episode of The Real Issue Podcast. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway with special guest Craig Hazen from Biola University. Music from Kerry Livgren's One of Several Possible Musicks, "Ancient Wing." If you have any questions that Rob and the ministry team can answer, email your question to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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July 29, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What is the Theology of the New Age?
Like every other worldview, New Age theology forms the foundation for all other aspects of its worldview. However, the New Age movement (Cosmic Humanism) differs from Christianity, Islam, and the secular worldviews in that it embraces neither theism nor atheism. Rob shows how the New Age worldview believes all things are divine, or a part of God: people, rocks, trees, stars, etc. Since everything and everyone is a part of God we have to get in touch with the “god within” to achieve total cosmic unity. As an extra bonus Rob mentioned his talk he gave at a local college on The Religion of Star Wars that reflects these new age ideas. Here is the link for that talk: https://youtu.be/2WGGDXPZnRo Please email us if you have any questions at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. (note: this a talk from our Ratio Christi Chapter, that is no longer meeting) Commercials from Bobby Conway and The One Minute Apologist Music by Kerry Livgren, "One of Several Possible Musicks," "Ancient Wing"
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July 21, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Living with Clarity in a Culture Spinning Sidewards
One of the passages for the DNA of the believer is Romans 12:1,2. Rob is out for this week, but he has provided a special message this week from a recent talk on "Living with Clarity in a World Spinning Sidewards."  The message is grounded in Romans 12:1,2.  You will not want to miss this message. Music buffer from Kerry Livgren's One of Several Possible Musicks, "Ancient Wing"  If you have any questions on anything you hear in the show, please email us at realissuepologetics@yahoo.com
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July 15, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What is the New Age Worldview?
 Back in the 70's some of us heard about "The Age of Aquarius." Little did we realize that there was a worldview behind the song, that has expanded into many facets of culture. That worldview is known as the "new spirituality" which is also known as the "new age movement." What it the new spirituality or new age worldview? In this show Rob paints the picture of this worldview pointing out several arenas that is affected by. Rob also gives a short tribute to Dr. Norman L. Geisler who graduated into Heaven this past week. Join Rob as we embark in getting to the "real issue" behind the new age spiritual worldview. Commercials from "The One Minute Apologist" with Bobby Conway. Bobby interviews Brett Kunkle and J. Warner Wallace. Music by Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from the album "Ancient Wing" If you have any questions on any of the material in this show, please contact us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com 
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July 8, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Slavery and the Bible Part 2 / Answering Two Skeptical Challenges
Last week we addressed eight reasons why slavery in the Bible is not the modern day understanding of slavery. In the Bible could slave owners keep slave for a long period of time or was that time limited? Does the Bible teach that slaves could be beaten without repercussions? What were the limitations put forth by God? Does the Bible condone a form of slavery that violates the image and likeness of God prescription of Genesis 1:26,27? In this show Rob addresses and answers two objections put forth by skeptics on this subject. You will not want to miss the answers to these questions and a whole lot more. Music by Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from "One of Several Possible Musicks" Commercial Buffers from the One Minute Apologist If you have any questions about the content of this show, please forward them to our email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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July 1, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast The Bible and the Issue of Slavery & What Does the Bible Have to Say About It?
Of all the ethical challenges coming from atheists, slavery is a big one. Does the Bible prescribe or describe slavery? Many of the new atheists like to say that because the God does not stop slavery, He must not be worthy of our worship? What does the BIble have to teach us about slavery? Rob answers these questions and gives eight thoughts with regards to how the Bible truly views slavery. You might be surprised that there is a key ingredient to the Judeo Christian faith that was central to how slavery was regulated and mitigated in the Old Testament. Rob also addresses the issue of modern day slavery and the slavery of the antebellum South during the Civil War. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and Craig Hazen. Music from Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing",  from the album,"One of Several Possible Musicks." If you have any questions on what you hear on the Real Issue, email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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June 23, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: How Does Apologetics Help Our Kids & Young People Keep Their Faith?
With the statistics all pointing to a high level of skepticism in the culture and in the church, what good is apologetics? Does apologetics help in solidifying one's faith, bolster church discipleship, and create a DNA for the church to grow in its missions and evangelism? Does apologetics help stem the tide of the falling away of our youth and young adult cultures? In this show Rob unpacks what the problem in and why apologetics is a necessary discipline in the church. Commercials from the One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway, and Craig Hazen.  Music from Kerry Livgren's "Ancient Wing" from One of Several Possible Musicks. If you have any questions or would like more information on Rob's ministry, email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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June 16, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Is Proverbs 22:6 a Guarantee Your Kids Will Keep Their Faith? Yes and No!
Over the years many of us have heard from well-meaning Christian school and homeschool parents that when their kids leave home that they will not walk away from their faith, becoming part of the statistic that 75-88% of Christian kids are walking away from their faith. They immediately appeal to Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it."  Even though this is a passage from the Bible, and the Bible does not err, this maxim is totally misunderstood by many parents when it come to the first phrase, "Train up a child. . ." In this show, Rob tries to leave no stone unturned in showing the problem, and explaining the difference between teaching your child what Christian says, and training them why Christianity is true. If Christians will give an ear, it will serve to be a great catalyst for lowering the fallout.  In this show, Rob is not spouting off without providing you with resources. Resources for this show include: UPDATE: Are Young People Really Leaving Christianity?  (A Barna Survey showing the statistics are real and not just hype) 77 FAQ's About God and the Bible: Your Toughest Questions Answered by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell Talking to Your Kids About God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Should Have, Natasha Crain Keeping Your Kids on God's Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith, Natasha Crain Commercials from "The One Minute Apologist" (Is Truth Absolute with Frank Turek and What Can Pastors Do to Equip their Churches with J. Warner Wallace)   Music from Kerry Livgren's 'Ancient Wing' from the album "One of Several Possible Musiks." If you have any questions, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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June 9, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast What is the Social Justice Movement and Is it Biblical?
You hear a lot in our culture on social justice. What is the social justice movement? Does it have a biblical ground or is it rooted in a pseudo egalitarian form of socialism that oppresses people in the long run? What is the biblical view of social justice according to God's Word? Get ready for a heavy show as Rob as seeks to crack open the trojan horse of the culture's idea of social justice creeping into the church. Rob appeals to two sources in this show. One is R. Scott Smith's essay "Emergent Christians and the "New" Social Justice." This essay can be found at https://www.equip.org/article/emergent-christians-and-the-new-social-justice/ The other is "Recognizing Critical Theory and Why it Matters", by Neil Shenvi. This can be found at https://shenviapologetics.com/intro-to-critical-theory/ Commercials from "The One Minute Apologist" (What is Truth? with Dr. Norman Geisler and What Can Pastors Do to Equip their Churches with J. Warner Wallace)   Music from Kerry Livgren's 'Ancient Wing' from the album "One of Several Possible Musiks." If you have any questions, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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June 3, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast What is Cultural Marxism / Are Socialism or Communism Seen in the Bible?
Cultural Marxism is the prevailing worldview on the American university campuses. What is Cultural Marxism? With the push for cultural Marxism, there is an undercurrent of a move away from Capitalism toward a form of communism or socialism. What are these worldviews? What is cultural Marxism and does the Bible line us with Socialism or Communism? Join us on The Real Issue Podcast as Rob unpacks these worldviews and gives a Christian answer to these questions.  Commercials from The One Minute Apologist: (1) What is Apologetics?; (2) What is Truth? with Dr. Norman Geisler.  Music from Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from One of Several Possible Musiks. If you would like to help us in our mission, click on https://roblundbergapologetics.com/donate/ If you have any comments or questions, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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May 27, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast with Rob Lundberg: What is Your Worldview?
Everybody has a worldview. But are they the same as a the Christian worldview? We live in an age where worldviews are beyond opinion. Christians need to learn how to articulate the Christian worldview in the midst of competing worldviews.  In this show Rob unpacks the idea of worldview, and shows the difference between worldviews in this first part of a multipart series on worldviews.  Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway interviewing Craig Hazen and J. Warner Wallace. Opening music from Kerry Livgren's "Ancient Wing" from One of Several Possible Musiks.  If you have any questions about this show or the podcast, you can email them at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  If you would like to make a donation to keep the podcast on the web you can go to https://roblundbergapologetics.com/donate/
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May 12, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: Ten Arguments for the Existence of God
Does God exist? What are the arguments for the existence of God? Although, the arguments do not prove God's existence with indubitable certainty, they do provide better reasons for belief than the popular atheistic arguments. In this Rob unpacks and explains ten of the more popular arguments for the existence of God. Commercials from:   Justin Brierley from Unbelievable and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway. Opening and closing buffer music by Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from One of Several Possible Musiks." If you have any questions about this show or would like more information about Rob's ministry, send him an email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  
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May 5, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: Why 66 Books of the Bible and No More?
One of the big objections coming against the BIble is why are there just 66 books and not the books of the Apocrypha? What gives the BIble its authority to guide our lives? In this show, Rob unpacks these questions and a whole lot more. Commercials from Bobby Conway, The One Minute Apologist with Frank Turek and Dr. Norman Geisler on why the Bible is true. Opening/closing music from "Ancient Wing" by Kerry Livgren, from "One of Several Possible Musiks." If you have any questions about what you have heard or our would like a question answered or more information about this ministry, email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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April 30, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: Why I Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
For many Easter is about chocolate bunnies, Cadbury eggs, marshmallow Peeps and colored eggs. But for Christians it is more important for it is the day that we remember and celebrate Jesus' conquering death for our justification by rising from the dead in the same body in which He was crucified. Is there evidence for this great event in time/space history? Rob unpacks the evidence in this show. Commercials on the validity of the resurrection from the One Minute Apologist by Bobby Conway with special guest Dr. Gary Habermas. Opening and closing music, "Ancient Wing" by Kerry Livgren from One of Several Possible Musiks If you have any questions, please send us an email to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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April 21, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: What is the Gospel?
There is a misnomer that apologetics is all about just winning arguments. But apologetics is the handmaiden for evangelism, and the goal is and always should be the gospel. So what is the gospel? Rob unpacks this question showing that apologetics and evangelism are aiming for the same target.  Commercials from the One Minute Apologist, Bobby Conway with Frank Turek and J. Warner Wallace. Opening music by Kerry Livgren, from One of Several Possible Musiks, Ancient Wing. Please feel free to contact this ministry if you have any questions or If you would like to know more about The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry.
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April 14, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Five Powerful Reasons to Believe God Exists
What do irreducible complexity; the existence of a moral law; the life, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus; the authenticity of the Bible; and God's intervention in the life of a sinner making them a saint all have in common? They are five strong proofs to believe that God exists. In this show Rob unpacks these five and shows how they can point one to the gospel of Jesus Christ, which he shares at the end of the show.  Commercials by The One Minute Apologist with J. Warner Wallace.  Front and closing music by Kerry Livgren, "One of Several Possible Musiks," "Ancient Wing" If you have any questions or would like more information on this ministry, please email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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April 8, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Miracles versus Magic (Part 2)
What is the value of miracles and what about those who do not believe in miracles? Rob answers these questions and more in the second part of this subject. In this show he reviews the definition of a miracle, looks at the value of miracles from the Old Testament through the New Testament. From there he moves to responding to David Hume's argument against miracles and then draws in six phenomena that are often misunderstood as miracles. Buffer Music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musiks," "Ancient Wing. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist Bobby Conway. If you have any questions on this subject or if you would like more information on this ministry email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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March 31, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Miracles versus Magic (Part 1)
If someone were to ask you the difference between miracles versus magic, would you know how to answer that question? What is the value of miracles, and what about those who claim to have miracle ministries?  Rob answers these questions in the first of a two part series on Miracles v Magic. Miracles are vertically sourced reflecting the source being God and validating the messenger; while magic is horizontally based, being the manipulation of natural and supra-natural forces to do the bidding the one performing the magic. Musical credit: Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from album, "One of Several Possible Musiks."  
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March 24, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Is Intellectual Suicide a Requirement for Becoming a Christians & Why Do We Need Apologetics in the Post Christian Culture?
Skeptics say that for one to believe the BIble and the existence of God, one needs to commit 'intellectual suicide.' That does not help when the church in America demonstrates an anti-intellectualism, we can see how the church can be behind the eight ball for reaching the culture.  Join Rob in this show as he unpacks why one does not need to commit intellectual suicide in being a Christian, and that apologetics has several benefits in our discipleship and cultural engagement. When it comes to apologetics, Scripture commands it, reason demands it, the culture is crying out for an answer, and the church needs it to ward off deception and to fortify believers' faith in their discipleship. Opening/Closing Music: Kerry Livgren, Ancient Wing.  Commercials from the One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and Frank Turek 
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March 17, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Four Questions Which Prove Religious Pluralism Wrong
Imagine that you are in a classroom in a humanities course, when the professor uses an illustration of different doors and walkways coming in to the building. And they say that those walkways and doors are like different religious paths to the same God. Is this true? Do all religions teach the same things? What does it mean that there are superficial similarities, but fundamental differences? How do the questions of origin, meaning, morality and destiny help us in refuting the COEXIST bumper sticker mentality, showing how they CONTRADICT? Join Rob as he peels open the onion of religious pluralism and answers these questions.  Commercials from the One Minute Apologist: Bobby Conway with Craig Hazen and Bobby Conway with Frank Turek on relevant questions. Music credit from Kerry Livgren, and Grandyzine music, "Ancient Wing"
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March 11, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: How to Recognize a Cult and Cultic Teaching
If someone told you that Jesus was a created being that became a god, how would you respond to that? Are the Jehovah's Witnesses and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Christian groups with different beliefs? In this show, Rob gives you four mathematical operations every Christian can use to discern the difference between a cult and a true Christian church, and biblical teaching versus cultic teaching. Music credit: 'Ancient Wing' by Kerry Livgren Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway with Dr. Richard G. Howe on "What is a Cult?" and "The Difference between Cults and World Religions."
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March 4, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: Is Science at War with Faith?
Is science at war with faith or is it the other way around? In this show Rob shows that there is no war, and how the scientific community "atttacking faith" is couched in atheism. What does this mean? What it means is that science does not say anything, but scientists due, and there is a war of worldviews in the science academy. Rob also addresses the problem that church pastors and youth ministers are neglecting their responsibility in equipping their church in engaging this debate, and where youth ministers need to encourage the discussion with their students to encourage those wishing to enter into a scientific discipline from a biblical worldview. Rob also provides a link on his website that will provide more information. Go to https://roblundbergapologetics.com/resources/ and scroll down to the page. Intro music from Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from "One of Several Musiks" Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway interviewing Frank Turek
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February 25, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: Recognizing and Dismantling Self Defeating Statements in a Winsome Manner
If someone were to say to you, "there is no such thing as truth" or "all truth is relative," how would you answer these objections? In this show Rob discusses ways you can recognize, dismantle and respond to the top ten self defeating statements that people believe and often make in a conversation with another person. Music credit: 'Ancient Wing by Kerry Livgren Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway ('What is Truth' w/Dr. Norman Geisler / 'Is Truth True for You' w/Frank Turek)
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February 18, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What is Truth and Is It Intolerant to Believe that Truth is Absolute?
If someone were to ask you for definition of truth, how would you define it? Truth is that which corresponds to all of reality, and has various characteristics to back that up. But if truth is absolute, is it intolerant or narrow minded to think that it is absolute? In this show Rob "puts it all on the table sharing some highlights of conversations with people who disagree with truth being absolute. He also shares how you can know and communicate why truth is what it is, and how to answer the intolerance objection. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist, with Norman Geisler, and Frank Turek
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February 11, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What Does the Christian Worldview Look Like?
Imagine seeing a Youtube video where a Christian is asking someone a survey question of what the Christianity is all about. We should not be surprised hearing different answers, depending on who is asked and their religious background. In this week's show Rob unpacks the Christian worldview, including the major questions that every worldview must answer.  Commercials from the One Minute Apologist Buffer music: "Real Good Thing" by The Newsboys
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February 3, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Why Defend the Faith?
Is apologetics a needed task in the Christian church? Rob shows how Scripture commands us to give a reason for the hope we have. Reason demands that we articulate the Christian faith to ourselves and to others. Lastly the culture is crying out for truth, thinking that it can find it on its own. We need to be able to articulate our faith to those how ask and to those that God brings to us. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Craig Hazen and Mark Mittleberg. Offer for PDF Doc of "Why Defend the Faith" via email to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com Plus an offer for past shows, you will want to hear about.
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January 28, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What Does it Mean to Be Pro-life in a Pro-Death Culture?
Imagine you are in a coffee shop and reading your Bible. Someone comes up to you and asks you if you are against abortion. How do you answer that question. What do we mean when we say we are pro-life. In this show Rob sets down the scientific, biblical and moral underpinnings for human life in the womb from the time of conception. If you have any comments or questions, please forward those to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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January 20, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What Does it Mean to Have a Biblical Faith?
With the culture doing all it can to desacralize sex, family, gender, human life, and marriage, Christians need an intelligent understanding of what faith really means and how it plays out in our daily lives.  Rob sets the table and serves up the definition showing atheist objections to faith really do not mean anything at all, and gives an illustration to describe faith using the variables of knowledge, belief and trust. You will not want to miss this explanation on the Real Issue Podcast. Commercials from the One Minute Apologist.  Buffer music from Getty Music, "By Faith We Stand."
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January 13, 2019
A Wake Up Call to the Church for 2019
Western society is emerging more and more into a totalitarian culture when a teacher "misgenders" a student, and he loses his job over it. This show brings out an article from The Stream speaking to this issue, and joins in to give a clarion call to the church and her pastors to equip the people of what is coming in our culture. How then shall we live? We can no longer one decision Christians but need to take the next step to be trained to engage the culture with the love of Christ with the goal of sharing the gospel.
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January 7, 2019
Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?
How many of us have been told by a well meaning friend or family member that the Christmas holiday is nothing more than a re-creation of a pagan holiday? Is this true? Is the story of Jesus' virgin birth nothing more than a copy cat story stolen from a pagan myth? How do we answer this claim and what does the Christian conscience have to do with all of this? Rob answers these questions and addresses this matter with a biblical response. Episode Commercials from The One Minute Apologist: Segment 1 with Mary Jo Sharp and Segment 2 with J. Warner Wallace
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December 22, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast: What is the Significance of the Virgin Birth of Jesus?
Liberals reject the virgin birth, but what does this mean when they do? Can Jesus be the Son of God and not be virgin born? What is the significance of the virgin birth of Jesus? Rob answers these questions and a whole lot more on this week's Real Issue podcast. Commercials from the One Minute Apologist: Bobby Conway with Mary Jo Sharp, from Confident Christianity.
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December 16, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast: How Can There Be Only One Way to God?
The statement that all religions teach and say the same thing is the mantra of the culture. But is it true? Professors and teachers will share it as true, but do they really believe it? And if they do is it defensible? In this show Rob gives six reasons why religious relativism does not and cannot be work. Join us on The Real Issue Podcast to learn more. If you have any question, send it to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com Commercials from The One Minute Apologist Buffer music by Aryn Michelle, "Honesty"
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December 2, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast: Is Karma Compatible with a Biblical Worldview?
With all the new age terminology buzzing around, many well meaning Christians believe that karma is compatible with the biblical worldview. But is it as many claim compatible with the Bible's teaching of sowing and reaping? Or is it foreign to the biblical worldview and a term that we need to avoid? Rob gives an explanation of what karma is and what one would need to believe for it to be true, and compatible with the biblical worldview. In the second part of the show, he shows how the Bible's teaching of sowing and reaping is a foreign thought to the concept of karma and for that we need to move away from bandwagon fallacies and away from using the term in our vocabulary. He also shares the confusing inconsistencies when it comes to using term "karma" in our evangelism to New Agers, Hindus and Buddhists. If you have any questions after listening to the show, send those questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com Bridge music: "Real Good Thing" by the Newsboys Commercials from The One Minute Apologist
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November 30, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast: Did Jesus Address the Issue of Same Sex Relationships and Polyamory?
Some of us may have heard that Jesus did not address the subject of same sex attraction and same sex marriage. But is this true? In this show Rob addresses a recent video promoting the idea of being presented as promoting "polyamorous relationships." In speaking to the four views of love, Rob shows the confusion of the use of the word "love" in the video by presenting four kinds of love, and then what Jesus had to say in the gospels about same sex relationships. You may be in for a surprise and encouraged to know that He did, and that there is a way you and I can lovingly share with those entrapped in sexual sin. This is a tough but loving presentation that you will want to share with fellow Christians and with those who may be ensnared in these kinds of relationships. If you have any questions, or would like a two page note summary, send your emails realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Commercials by The One Minute Apologist also address ways on how you can address this issue.
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November 30, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast: Is Creation Science a Legitimate Science?
New opening format begins our show with the question, Is creation science a legitimate discipline? Many scientists believe that evolution is proven true. Is that true. In this show Rob gives six reasons why creation science is a legitimate science and why the believe that evolution is proven scientifically true is clearly false. Rob also answers an email from a listener along this lines. Tune into the Real Issue Podcast for information and equipping that will equip and encourage you to engage the skeptics and assist you in your discipleship. If you have a question, please forward those questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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November 30, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast: With All the Problems of Evolution, Don't You Make a Monkey Out of Me!
One of the major battles on faith v science front is the question of the truthfulness of chemical and macro evolution. Many scientists believe it and it is pushed in the high school and college science classrooms. But science does not say anything, scientists do. In this show Rob puts on the table that evolution brings. This is a science topic kind of show today. Share this with family and friends and those who ask you for a resource on the science v faith debate. Special buffer music: "Apeman" by the Kinks
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November 30, 2018
If I Were a Pastor What Would the Church I Pastor Look Like?
In this show Rob shares his pastoral heart as an apologist and shares what he believes a church that is not afraid of apologetics could look like. What does a Christ focused, mission minded, Gospel centered, that is not afraid of apologetics look like? Tune in and find out. Share with your pastor search committees and see what they think. If you have any questions or thoughts send them to realissueapologetics.com
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October 31, 2018
Why Do We Need to Change Our Paradigm for Ministry?
Because of the tectonic ideological shifts in culture, the church in America is much more like the first century Christianity than the last century Christianity. We have answers that are available, but we must first change our paradigm. In this show Rob shows what days gone by looked like and where we are now. Are you ready to change how you disciple and do evangelism. If so, contact us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com and let us help you with the solution.
41:04
October 22, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast: The Top 10 + 1 Questions to Help You Start a Spiritual Conversation
How many of us have ever tried to share the gospel with a family member, friend, coworker and they have "shut you down"? Don't be discouraged as that is common among many believers wondering how to start a spiritual conversation with the goal to share the gospel. In this show Rob shares 10+1 questions you can use to start a spiritual conversation with someone ridiculing or rattling off opinions on their understanding of Christianity. These work! This ministry is also providing a PDF for you to put in your Bible or a notebook so as to keep them in front of your mind and aide you in your confidence to share your faith. If you would like this resource email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com and we will get it out to you.
41:21
October 16, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast Is Believing in Absolute Truth or That Christianity is True Intolerant?
With the temperature of the culture ratcheting up, it will be easier for the secular city to call those of us who believe in absolutes and the truth fulness of the Christian faith intolerant and bigoted. That is why it is important to have a faith that is not just rooted in feelings, but also a thinking faith. As J. Warner Wallace calls it, a forensic faith is what we need today. One that brings in not just emotions, but also strong reasons as to why Christianity is true. Many Christians believe that Christianity is true, but they cannot demonstrate why it is true. Rob brings a response to the cultural bigotry in this show and shares why it is necessary for a "forensic faith" in today's post truth culture.
48:40
October 7, 2018
Using the Tests for Truth for Testing a Worldview
With true truth being challenged in our culture, many worldviews are contending to be equal to all other worldviews. But is the case. This show is a little heady, but that is because our culture is being dumbed down. It is time to get back into critical thinking as Rob takes the rules for determining truth to evaluate three key worldviews confronting the Christian faith.
47:28
October 1, 2018
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